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MEDIEVAL HISTORY

CODE 65207
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8455 FILOSOFIA (L-5) - GENOVA
  • 12 cfu during the 1st year of 8459 STORIA (L-42) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/01
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Medieval history is a basic knowledge for the curriculum in history as well as other teachings concerning general contents. It deals with institutions, people, societies and main events from 5th to 15th century. Insights about themes and methods of researches. 

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students will get acquainted with the historic evolution that affected Europe between the Barbarian Age and Late Middle ages (5th-15th centuries). The main themes around which the course is built are: Middle Ages and encounter between civilizations; Middle Ages and Origin of Europe; Middle Ages in Italy. Students will be able to understand the evolution of institutions, societies and political contexts; they will be able to consult historic sources, give examples and refer to historiographic updates.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Focus of learning is Middle Ages in general picture of European history  and  in perspective of its influence over culture and institutions. Students would acquire an incisive view of this period which is commonly neglected or misunderstood.

    For students taking the 6-CFU course

    At the end of the course  the students should gain:

    • incisive knowledge of essential events, contexts and historical development of Middle Ages;
    • understanding of topics about comparison  between Medieval West and other Mediterranean civilization;
    • awareness of problems and methods of study of the Middle Ages.

    For students taking the 9-CFU course

    At the end of the course  the students should gain:

    • incisive knowledge of essential events, contexts and historical development of Middle Ages;
    • understanding of topics about comparison  between Medieval West and other Mediterranean civilization;
    • awareness of problems and methods of study of the Middle Ages;
    • knowledge of main medieval sources.

    For students taking the 12-CFU course

    At the end of the course students should gain:

    • incisive knowledge of essential events, contexts and historical development of Middle Ages;
    • understanding of  topics about comparison  between Medieval West and other Mediterranean civilizations;
    • awareness of problems and methods of study of the Middle Ages;
    • knowledge of main medieval sources;
    • capacity in analyzing and describing  examples of medieval sources.

    PREREQUISITES

    Adequate education and strong interest for history.

    TEACHING METHODS

     

    Lectures will hopefully be held in person, with the possibility for
    with the possibility for students to follow the lectures via videoconferencing on the
    platform (the access code will be provided here).


    For 6 CFU

    40 hours of traditional frontal lectures, with slides to facilitate the understanding of the lectures, on the following topics: main political and institutional events and long-term phenomena (social, economic, cultural) that characterise the medieval age.  

    For 9 CFU

    60 hours of traditional lectures with slides to facilitate comprehension of the lectures on the following topics: main political and institutional events and long-term phenomena (social, economic, cultural) characterising the medieval age; reading and commenting on examples of medieval sources; elements of historiography; typology of medieval sources.

    For 12 CFU

    80 hours of traditional frontal lessons, with slides to facilitate the comprehension of the lectures, on the following topics: main political-institutional events and long term phenomena (social, economic, cultural) that characterize the medieval age; reading and commenting on examples of medieval sources; elements of historiography; typology of medieval sources.l sources and a historiographic text. Introduction to the typology of medieval sources.

    Contents for non-attending students

    Non-attending students should contact the lecturer.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Contents for attending students taking the 6-CFU course

    Fundamentals of medieval history, interpretative categories.

    Contents for non attending students taking the 9-FU course

    Outlines of medieval history, interpretative categories, historiographical updates. Orientation in reading the sources and a historiographical text.

    Contents for attending students taking the 12-CFU course

    Outlines of medieval history, interpretative categories, historiographical updates. Orientation to the reading of sources and a historiographical text. Introduction to the typology of medieval sources

    Contents for non-attending students

    Non-attending students should contact the lecturer.

     

     

     

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

     

    For students taking a  6-CFU course: 

    1) One textbook of your choice from the following:

    • L. Provero, M. Vallerani,  Storia medievale, Le Monnier 2016
    • L. Tanzini, F. P. Tocco, Un Medioevo mediterraneo, Carocci editore, 2020

    2)  One book of your choice from the following:

    • A. Barbero, Carlo Magno. Un padre dell'Europa, Laterza
    • A. Cortonesi, L. Palermo, La prima espansione economica europea. Secoli XI-XV, Carocci, 2019
    • S. Gasparri, Voci dei secoli oscuri. Un percorso nelle fonti dell'alto medioevo, Carocci, 2017
    • T. Lazzari, Le donne nell'alto Medioevo, Milano-Torino 2010 (scaricabile da https://unibo.academia.edu/TizianaLazzari)
    • L. Provero, Contadini e potere nel Medioevo, Carocci, 2020
    • R. Rao, I paesaggi dell’Italia medievale, Carocci
    • A. A. Settia, Castelli medievali, il Mulino, 2017

    For students taking a  9-CFU course: 

    1) One textbook of your choice from the following:

    • L. Provero, M. Vallerani,  Storia medievale, Le Monnier 2016
    • L. Tanzini, F. P. Tocco, Un Medioevo mediterraneo, Carocci editore, 2020

    2)  two books of your choice from the following:

    • A. Barbero, Carlo Magno. Un padre dell'Europa, Laterza
    • A. Cortonesi, L. Palermo, La prima espansione economica europea. Secoli XI-XV, Carocci, 2019
    • S. Gasparri, Voci dei secoli oscuri. Un percorso nelle fonti dell'alto medioevo, Carocci, 2017
    • T. Lazzari, Le donne nell'alto Medioevo, Milano-Torino 2010 (scaricabile da https://unibo.academia.edu/TizianaLazzari)
    • L. Provero, Contadini e potere nel Medioevo, Carocci, 2020
    • R. Rao, I paesaggi dell’Italia medievale, Carocci
    • A. A. Settia, Castelli medievali, il Mulino, 2017

    For students taking a  12-CFU course: 

    1) One textbook of your choice from the following:

    • L. Provero, M. Vallerani,  Storia medievale, Le Monnier 2016
    • L. Tanzini, F. P. Tocco, Un Medioevo mediterraneo, Carocci editore, 2020

    2)  three books of your choice from the following:

    • A. Barbero, Carlo Magno. Un padre dell'Europa, Laterza
    • A. Cortonesi, L. Palermo, La prima espansione economica europea. Secoli XI-XV, Carocci, 2019
    • S. Gasparri, Voci dei secoli oscuri. Un percorso nelle fonti dell'alto medioevo, Carocci, 2017
    • T. Lazzari, Le donne nell'alto Medioevo, Milano-Torino 2010 (scaricabile da https://unibo.academia.edu/TizianaLazzari)
    • L. Provero, Contadini e potere nel Medioevo, Carocci, 2020
    • R. Rao, I paesaggi dell’Italia medievale, Carocci
    • A. A. Settia, Castelli medievali, il Mulino, 2017

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARIA ELENA CORTESE (President)

    PAOLA GUGLIELMOTTI

    SANDRA MACCHIAVELLO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

     end of september 2021 

    Class schedule

    MEDIEVAL HISTORY

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    For attending students and non attending students as well

    The final examination is oral. It will consist of questions on the lecture programme and the textbook, as well as questions on each of the texts of your choice.

    Register online to register for the final examination.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

     

    The examination will test the knowledge acquired both on the contents of the lectures given by the lecturer and on the basic text (textbook) and the texts of the student's choice.

    The preparation will be considered adequate if the student has demonstrated knowledge of the topics of the programme and the ability to refer to the topics with language appropriate to the historical exposition. 

    The final grade will be expressed in thirtieths.


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    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2021 08:30 GENOVA Orale Sessione straordinaria riservata agli studenti iscritti all'insegnamento lo scorso anno (2020/21). Gli studenti che stanno seguendo le lezioni del primo semestre 2021/22 NON POSSONO ISCRIVERSI
    19/01/2022 08:30 GENOVA Orale IMPORTANTE: L'ORARIO DI INIZIO DELL'APPELLO è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30
    09/02/2022 08:30 GENOVA Orale IMPORTANTE: L'ORARIO DI INIZIO DELL'APPELLO è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30
    11/05/2022 08:30 GENOVA Orale Sessione straordinaria riservata AI SOLI LAUREANDI
    25/05/2022 08:30 GENOVA Orale IMPORTANTE: L'ORARIO DI INIZIO DELL'APPELLO è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30
    22/06/2022 13:00 GENOVA Orale IMPORTANTE: L'ORARIO DI INIZIO DELL'APPELLO è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30
    06/07/2022 08:30 GENOVA Orale IMPORTANTE: L'ORARIO DI INIZIO DELL'APPELLO è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30
    07/09/2022 08:30 GENOVA Orale IMPORTANTE: L'ORARIO DI INIZIO DELL'APPELLO è POSTICIPATO ALLE 13,30